Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Jamestown-Scotland Ferry to run at reduced capacity through the weekend

The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry runs across the lower James River. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)
The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry runs across the lower James River. (WYDaily/File photo)

The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry will operate at reduced capacity starting at 9 p.m. Thursday because of high tides forecast over upcoming days.

Only the ferry service’s largest vessel, the Pocahontas, will be in service through Sunday, the Virginia Department of Transportation said in a news release.

The ferry also could be completely shut down at times during peak high tide, which will be between 3 and 6 p.m. Friday, 4 and 5 a.m. Saturday and 4 and 6 p.m. Sunday, VDOT said.

VDOT will announce any stoppages.

Information on the ferry’s operating status is available by calling 1-800-VA-FERRY or 1-800-823-3779.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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